Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has called for greater dedication to the unity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from party members and stakeholders in the State, reiterating his commitment to the party’s growth and sustained influence in the state and even beyond.
In a statement made available by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, at the end of the week’s State Executive Council meeting, Mr. Oyetola said the only commitment to the party will ensure its growth both in number and influence.
Oyetola also commended party members across the 332 wards of the State for the peaceful and well-coordinated party ward congress last Saturday.
Governor Oyetola spoke during the State Executive Council meeting, on Monday. He also extended an olive branch to aggrieved members of the party.
The governor called on all members to embrace the spirit of reconciliation, dialogue, and cooperation in the overall interest of the party.
“The All Progressives Congress, especially in the State of Osun, is reputed for well-coordinated outings, and last Saturday’s ward congress further gave credence to the party’s reputation.
“I must commend the important contributions of party members and stakeholders to Saturday’s peaceful process, especially the state’s party chairman and his team, members of the State’s Executive Council, party chieftains, and a host of other critical actors.
“I congratulate the new executives at ward level and call on them to be magnanimous in victory. In the interest of our great party, I call on you to work for the party so that it can continue to deliver its progressive ideals to citizens.
“I am committed to the unity, stability, and progress of the All Progressives Congress in the State of Osun, and I believe that these ideals should be paramount to any party faithful, and placed over and above all personal interest.
“I believe strongly that what we need at this time is to be constructive rather than being destructive. Violence in any form is unnecessary and we must avoid it in Osun. I commend all stakeholders for ensuring that our state did not record any casualties on Saturday. That is the path we must continue to toe because lives lost cannot be brought back’’.
“I implore us to embrace peace and unity and l am positive that the All Progressives Congress will continue to grow and thrive”, Oyetola said.